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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think i would have found myself a BeOS and tried it out.

Heard a lot about it, but never seen it 'live' :)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone interested in BeOS may want to keep an eye on OpenBeOS (name change pending).
I wish I had picked up a copy of BeOS before it disappeared.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
Anyone interested in BeOS may want to keep an eye on OpenBeOS (name change pending).
I wish I had picked up a copy of BeOS before it disappeared.


I believe that the Personal Edition is still available for download. Take a look at www.downloads.com.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the PE is not the same as the real version though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never used BeOS what's the big deal?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used it, but from what I've read, it did what it did really well. An arrogant CEO and lack of apps caused it to die. I say arrogant because he tried to force Apple to do something. Apple did not think highly of that and purchased NeXt and Steve Jobs.

Lets not turn this into a BeOS thread though.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeOS has a "Sweat" multimedia implementation. It works right out of the box with almost all sound and video systems, which is was no easy task. It lacked printer capabilities, and they tried their best to hide the Command Line.

The GUI reminded me of the Original Enlightment from Caldera, the one used in Caldera 1.2. Clean and simple.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beos was sweet. first posix compatible OS to detect ALL of my hardware successfully and have everything working out of the box. INCLUDING my sound card, winmodem (never got it going in linux), and vid card.

nice and fast too. but i had the personal edition and was limited to 200mb of disk space :(

too bad beos died...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bearchives.com/
Has a nice archive of proggies for BeOS, aswell as Linux, Windows, and OS/2.

However if you want BeOS Pro 5, and have $38 to spare then go here.
[url]http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=purplus&query=beos&
.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fstore.yahoo.com%2Fpurplus%2Fnsearch.html[/url]

[EDIT]Just found a site with BeOS developer edition, http://www.beosonline.com/index.php?seite=Download[/EDIT]

Has anyone thought of or tried OS/2, if so what is it like?[/url]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can install the BeOS Personal Edition under windows or linux. Boot in BeOS as said in the instructions, and then run the installation app from beos so you can install it in a real partition.

You can download BeOS PE here. Bebits also has lots of software for BeOS.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

browny wrote:
Just found a site with BeOS developer edition
If I'm not mistaken, this is not an official Be product.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
browny wrote:
Just found a site with BeOS developer edition
If I'm not mistaken, this is not an official Be product.


It's just BeOS Personal Edition, with extra software stuffed in a CD for easier installation to a real partition.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed BeOS for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It seemed really good, but I couldn't handle the (obvious) lack of sound and video support. I'm excited about the progress they're making with openbeos though.
I had a copy of Dano(the last unreleased BeOS version) I could try and dig it up if anyone wants it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really keen on getting in on system development, and OpenBeOS sounds a little more than "extremely cool" :)

What exactly is this "Dano"? I can't get R5 PE to work on my system, so if I could give that a try that would be awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2002 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since every response to gfunkmonk's original question was about BeOS or OpenBeOS, I've created a seperate thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2002 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used BeOS as my only OS for a while, and it was great... I must say though, the video files of Be, Inc. employees throwing computers off of a moderately tall building, and the music files included ("BeOS... It's the OS...") were a fun touch. Time to go check on OpenBeOS' status...
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